Since 1992 Keewatinowi Awasiak Opi-Ki-Wak Inc. (KAO) has provided childcare services to post-secondary students in Thompson. The non profit day care serves 12 infants and 28 preschool age children and employs 11 staff and one Inclusion Support Worker.
The Jubilee Fund provided a loan guarantee to help the organization purchase equipment, toys and furnishings for a new facility at the University College of the North (UNC) campus in Thompson. The facility collocated with the College provides easy access to childcare for students attending programs with UCN. Aboriginal Culture and Language are both celebrated and included in the program.